Is Anansi (also Anancy) more than a trickster? What other roles does he play in African and Caribbean folklore tradition? We'll explore these questions as we listen to Anansi stories and discuss their historical and present-day significance. And finally we'll get a chance ourselves to learn an Anansi tale and share it with the group.
Facilitator: Sandra Whiting
This course is being presented online, taking place on the following dates and times:
Saturday, September 18th: 2:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday, September 25th: 2:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 2nd: 2:00 - 4:30pm
Saturday, October 9th: 2:00 - 4:30pm
Course Fee: $150 + HST
About Sandra Whiting
"Mout mak fi talk story jump out" is one of Sandra's favourite Jamaican sayings.
Sandra Whiting loves to talk. She loves telling and sharing the traditional stories of her Jamaican-Caribbean and African culture, with a special fondness for the trickster Anansi -- or is he a hero?
Sandy has told her tales on radio and TV, and spoken to thousands of school- children not only in Canada, but in the Caribbean and South Africa as well. She has been welcomed at libraries, boardrooms, prisons, and festivals. Her many years of Black community activity in Toronto includes Board membership and volunteer positions in a host of Caribbean-Canadian Organizations promoting arts, education, commerce and Black history. She has also been a veteran participant in Storytelling Toronto events, including the recent Storytelling Festival.